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Can a person sue the company for letting him/her go without adequate termination notice and without severance payment?

After working at the company for 16 years, the employee received a letter of termination. It was clearly written for the purpose of another employee, which had blacked out sections, and poorly underlined sections regardi… (Read more)

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Samuel Michaels

Founder & Lawyer, SM Legal

According to the labor law, an employer reserves the right to let an employee go at any time, for any reason.

However, an employer has to do so with either:

  • adequate notice, or
  • pay in lieu of notice

It seems like in this situation, an employer may have not provided adequate termination pay and may be withholding funds. Other than legal aid, your most likely recourse would be with the help of a lawyer.

Answered: 8 months ago